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growth, whether it was through tax cuts and other inners and supply side reforms, would you cut them some slack on that or not? >> we would -- we think there's fairly limited room for significant fiscal stimulus that would place public debt on, you know, steeper gradient in terms of its rise. right from the beginning of the process, we recognized the government can use their balance sheet and fiscal measures to offset the decline in private sector demand. so some measures which allow for an easing of the levels of deficit reduction and the pace of that is perfectly consistent with the current rating that we now have on the uk. but can the uk go on a major fiscal stimulus exercise? we don't really think there's much room for maneuver in terms of them to do that in terms of a ratings perspective. >> what happens if they -- they could go on a big tax cutting program and that got rates going. this is more about growth, isn't it, right now, because growth is a way to generate the revenue to bring down the deficit. >> yeah. but that's evident that if you do tax cuts, that you'll get more revenu
being we need more taxes. this whole cutback thing is bogus. after sequestration, the faa will have 5% more money than they did five years ago and will handle about 8% fewer flights. so these cutbacks, it's political. it's not functional. >> 5% more money than five years ago. 8% fewer flights. mike, listen, again, ant ek totally, i agree with you. but how would the faa or tsa or whoever it is execute that plan? they can't send out an e-mail, right, move more slowly than you normally do because that will get out into the hands of the media. how would you accomplish something like that? >> you lay people off or you do what homeland security did, you just cutback on overtime and the people, why do i have to work so hard? this whole thing is orchestrated by the administration. we don't have to lay these controls off, on the tsa side -- there's no waste at the tsa. we all know that. the reality of the whole thing is this is something to make it hard as possible. it's going to hurt commute percent? i have been to an airport recently where there are more tsa workers than they were people get
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